Lorraine McKay

Lorraine has over 30 years of experience as an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and HR Professional. She is well known for her experience developing competency-based programs and tools and has been instrumental in building HRSG’s competency management methodology, certification program, and tools.

  • How Competencies Can Help You Build a More Diverse Workforce

    How Competencies Can Help You Build a More Diverse Workforce

    The benefits of a more diverse workforce are clear. How can your organization foster this diversity using competencies?

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  • Is there a difference between skills & competencies?

    Is there a difference between skills & competencies?

    I am often asked “what’s the difference between skills and competencies?” In this article, I define the term “competency” and break it down into its key parts: knowledge, skills and abilities....

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  • Single versus multi-level competencies. What’s the difference?

    Single versus multi-level competencies. What’s the difference?

    While competencies are widely used to manage talent, there is still confusion around the different types of competency content available.

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  • Educating the Next Generation of Leaders

    Educating the Next Generation of Leaders

    The workplace is changing, which means that employees and executives alike need to evolve. As one example, companies are shifting to a “digital mind-set”, meaning we are more comfortable with...

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  • 4 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

    4 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

    You court them on social media and at job fairs. You interview, test, and reference-check them. You negotiate with them, file paperwork, and onboard them.

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  • How Investing In Employee Training Benefits Your Business

    How Investing In Employee Training Benefits Your Business

    As the economy picks up and organizations shift from survival to growth, learning and development is becoming a key area of focus for HR. According to Bersin’s 2016 Corporate Learning Factbook, US...

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  • New and emerging ways to use competencies

    New and emerging ways to use competencies

    Competency-based talent management is not a new trend—HR professionals have used competencies to manage talent for decades. But as the approach matures, practitioners are finding new and...

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  • Top competencies needed to be President of the USA

    Top competencies needed to be President of the USA

    The President of the USA is arguably one of the most complex jobs on the planet, and certainly carries huge impact worldwide. Everyone can agree that the President needs a combination of strategic...

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